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Beni Suef History, Egypt

Beni Suef is world known for its history and popular sightseeing attractions. If you want to see the civilization that existed in 15 century BC, this city gives you an opportunity.

History of Beni Suef

For all the ancient Egyptians, the locations of Upper Egypt started in the south of the capital city Memphis. The ancient people had divided the terrain that stretched between Qena and Beni Suef into 15 provinces, each having its own capital. The provincial nobleman and governors constructed there their tombs, at the desert's edge. Abydos was once a predominant center wherein people used to gather and offer prayers to revered Gods, especially Osiris.

Egypt's earliest dynasty rulers got interred at this place and flourished till the era of Christianity. The new kingdom of Akhenaten had tried everything in order to break the rule of the priesthood of Theban and very soon succeeded in its work. When Christianity had arrived in the Upper Egypt and popularity of monastic traditions has been established with the help of St Anthony in eastern desert. They continued to work as testimonies in order to strengthen the traditions of Christianity. This terrain had the largest communities of Copts that were located outside Cairo.

Across generations, this city was regarded as city of Herakleopolis and was the capital of the lower as well as middle Egypt. It was ruled by the kings of ninth as well as tenth dynasties. About 950 BC, Libyan nobles united with rulers of other neighboring cities and formed the 22nd Dynasty. They also relocated the existing capital of the Lower Egypt known with the name Tanis.

The present governorate of Beni Suef is considered as one of the ancient villages of this city and was located on the east of the Ehnasia city. This city was also known by the name of Pouphisea. The Ehnasia city is one of the sacred cities located in the valley and promoted religious myths. Beni Suef is also regarded as the shiniest city of Egypt in the region of Grecia in the 15 century AC. With such beautiful sites, the city has rich history too.

When Mohammed Ali took over the province of Egypt in the year of 1805, the Egyptian terrain was formed of another state and was popularly called with the name of thirteen states, the Bahnasawea. And in the year of 1833, Mohammed Ali took another decision of dividing the terrain of Egypt into fourteen directorates.

In 1854, the directorate of Beni Suef was divided into the middle region of two sections and lower was only named as directorate of Beni Suef and from that time onwards, it keeps being called Beni Suef.

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